Decorative Objects

Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Books are more than just containers for information and stories - they're also an amazing resource for artists looking for a new creative medium. Lisa Occhipinti repurposes old, abandoned books from flea

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DecoBricks: Durable Building Bricks Made From Recycled PET Cups

DecoBricks: Durable Building Bricks Made From Recycled PET Cups

DecoBricks are a system of modular building bricks made from recycled PET plastic. The decorative bricks repurpose plastic cups and bottles, and they can be used to create green walls, buildings, and

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Matthew Plummer-Fernandez Unveils His Fantastic Zero-Waste, 3D-Printed Bowls at London Design Festival

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez Unveils His Fantastic Zero-Waste, 3D-Printed Bowls at London Design Festival

We spotted Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's fantastic 3D printed works at Designersblock at this year's bustling London Design Festival. Using a digital camera, emerging 3D technologies and software—some of

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Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

We spotted this gorgeous collection of DIY flat-pack lamps by the Danish company Vita at 100% Design during this year's London Design Festival. Interchangeable "petals" made from polypropylene,

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Carmen Shiu Uses Porcelain Pieces to Patch Up Broken Objects at London Design Week 2012

Carmen Shiu Uses Porcelain Pieces to Patch Up Broken Objects at London Design Week 2012

The ‘How Come’ show at London Design Week showcased an array of great sustainable designs this year, but the one that really caught our eye was a display by designer Carmen Shiu called 'repair the

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Melanie Porter's showcased a warm and colorful mix of hand knit covered furniture that use found items for their bases. Her series features original cinema seats that have been given a new lease of life

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Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Rene Olivier's Tyre Furniture collection saw the designer recently scoop a Mixology "Student Furniture Designer of the Year" award. The furniture takes discarded tires and converts them into comfy and

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The Crystal Bulb is a Dazzling Gem-Cut LED Light Bulb Made from Cumbria Crystal

The Crystal Bulb is a Dazzling Gem-Cut LED Light Bulb Made from Cumbria Crystal

Light bulbs aren't (usually) the most important part of a room's decor. Interior designers are experts at masking the light source, and instead focusing the beam on a painting or sofa. That's fine if

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Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Created by Parisian architect Jean-Jaques Hubert, Tumbleweed is a part of the "Cultivated Furniture" collection from Compagnie.  With the aim of bringing more greenery indoors, Hubert designed the

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UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

DeGross Design & Innovation's UTREM LUX is a series of lamps made from reused glass bottles that had been discarded in their studio. Each one of the designs in the series is made individually by

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Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Adán sculptural pieces can be used as seating structures, vases or side tables. Part of the diptych design called 'ADAN and EVA', ADAN is predominantly geometric and linear, resembling a

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Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

The green thumbs at Flip & Tumble have harnessed the power of the pod with their fresh felt planters shaped like flying saucers.  Made from 100% recycled material, these fuzzy planters add color and

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Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

It's not every day that we would advocate sitting on a thumb tack, but in the case of Kenyon Yeh's adorable pushpin-style cork stools, we'll make an exception. These delightful seating solutions combine

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Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli's handsome collection of Brecce lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space. The pieces are made from salvaged wood scraps sourced from

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Curated by interior designers Rocio del Barco and Alejandro Rincon, the house was a treasure-trove of sustainable and eco-friendly designs that highlighted the country’s pride in its traditional artisan

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Heath Ceramics’ Sustainable Pottery Pieces Will Complement any Contemporary Home

Heath Ceramics’ Sustainable Pottery Pieces Will Complement any Contemporary Home

Many of Heath Ceramics' products, including their iconic stoneware teapot, were designed in the 1940s and continue to be produced today under the same design methods and manufacturing processes. Mining

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IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

This bamboo table has three changeable tabletops - a planter, a fruit bowl and a normal flat table. It can also be put together to create different compositions. Poltrona is a minimalist take on

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Sapore dei Mobili: Tiny Furniture-Shaped Cakes Let You Have Your Chairs and Eat Them Too

Sapore dei Mobili: Tiny Furniture-Shaped Cakes Let You Have Your Chairs and Eat Them Too

"Do we still have appetite for all this furniture?" ask Fukusada and Pereira in their description of Sapore dei Mobili, which means "Taste of Furniture". The pair mold their delectable homegoods in a

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Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s cool and contemporary Lygo Lamp gives a nod to our favorite childhood building block - the LEGO! Each Lygo Lamp comes in a thin package which contains a lighting fixture and 144

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Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

A super tiny turtle measuring only 0.1 inches swims near an uninhabited island with a palm tree.  Instead of taking your loved one to Paris, why don't you make it less obvious and propose with

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NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE lights may look like modern art at first glance but they're actually made out of everyday, discarded materials. Each one is made from anywhere from 10 to nearly 100 reclaimed plastic bags depending

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Formafantasma’s Natural Botanica Vessels Look Like Archaeological Artifacts

Formafantasma’s Natural Botanica Vessels Look Like Archaeological Artifacts

We recently showed you Formafantasma's crafty vessels made from flour, agricultural waste and limestone, but the design studio has developed another amazing set of archaic-looking objects. Commissioned by

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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Nendo Unveils Collection of Sculptural Objects Made From Japanese Farming Nets

Nendo Unveils Collection of Sculptural Objects Made From Japanese Farming Nets

Tokyo-based Nendo has a lovely new collection of sculptural objects made from farming-net, an agricultural mesh ordinarily placed around fruit and vegetables to protect them from harm by wind and animals.

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Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Sculptural and certainly peculiar, Wandschappen's Feltplants were obviously not designed to replace our oxygen-supplying friends. Instead, they give a little hope for those less than green thumbs looking

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